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Pretty good HK-style clay pot rice (bou zai faan 煲仔飯) @ Clay Pot Cafe

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Pretty good HK-style clay pot rice (bou zai faan 煲仔飯) @ Clay Pot Cafe

Luther | | Sep 21, 2013 12:49 PM

This place opened over the summer in the old King Fung location at the former gas station on Kneeland and Hudson. Same room, no renovations. We just tried a couple pots of rice, not bad at all. It's pretty heavy on the seasoning/oil end of things- not a style where you can add your own sauce and appreciate the flavor of plain rice. It comes to the table fully seasoned, and they even stir it up for you unless you ask them not to. Also, if you get chinese sausage, it comes thinly sliced instead of with big links, which was surprising to me. The burnt layer at the bottom is pretty good, partly owing to the heavy dose of oil added to the whole thing. Their special is an extra-large pot with eel rice- there was a table next to us that had gotten this, and added some hot water at the end to get all the bits.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone got the non-rice dishes. I couldn't tell if any of them are particularly good, or just filler to appeal to people who don't want to eat a clay pot rice-only specialist.

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